UPDATE 2 – Tom Petty has officially been pronounced dead. For real this time. Here’s the update from his official twitter page.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017
UPDATE – TMZ and CBS are now reporting that their earlier confirmations of Petty’s death were innacurate. TMZ now saying “Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom’s hospital room. We’re told the family has a do not resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout the day, but he’s still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed the singer’s death is inaccurate — the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. handled the emergency.”
After suffering a heart attack and being found unconscious in his home in Malibu, Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital this afternoon. He had just finished what said what he going to be his final tour a week ago.
TMZ is reporting that when Petty was found he was not breathing and was put on a ventilator, and after no signs of brain activity the decision was made to pull his life support. CBS is now confirming the report.
He was 66.
We’re told after Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support. https://t.co/bh8sqdvEw9
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 2, 2017
— NME (@NME) October 2, 2017
Petty had recently announced that he planned to release a deluxe version of “Wildflowers”, as well as an album of unreleased material. He was best known for leading Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and being in the 80’s supergroup The Travelling Wilbury’s.
Tributes for Tom Petty are already rolling in.
I dare you to roll down the windows while driving, jam out to Tom Petty, and not be genuinely happy. Not possible.
— Smitty (@SmittyBarstool) October 2, 2017
my fave tom petty song has lyrics i think we all need today pic.twitter.com/mqZZmFtTmZ
— Sammy Nickalls (@sammynickalls) October 2, 2017
Tom petty – what a day –
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty. One of the greatest songwriters of our generation.Thank you for ALL the music.Prayers to your family & band members.#RIPTomPetty
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) October 2, 2017
— Tribeca (@Tribeca) October 2, 2017